Model turn actress Mahika Sharma is known for being miss teen northeast, India visits Kolkata sex workers to celebrate the Durga Festival.
“Like every year this year too we are celebrating Durga Puja and luckily I got to celebrate it at Kolkata. During Durga Puja, God in the form of the Divine Mother is worshiped in her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Though the Goddess is one, she is represented and worshiped in three different aspects”
“On the first three nights of the festival, Durga is worshiped. On the following three, Lakshmi and then Saraswati Devi on the last three nights. The following tenth day is called Vijayadasami”
“Vijaya means “victory”, the victory over one’s own minds that can come only when these three Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati are worshiped,” Mahika said in her statement.
“Lucky to celebrate the festival. Got the chance to know the sex workers community and I feel like we society should accept them like normal beings so that they can stop prostitution and can live a life like us. I felt they stuck to the field because they feel like we won’t have respect towards them. I urge people to help them live a normal life like us,” Mahika concludes.
Apart from acting, Mahika Sharma has been actively involved in several philanthropic endeavors related to women and children. She is also helping in the sex workers rehab programme.
She is involved with NGO’s that works in the field of children’s education. She has also participated in a fashion show organized by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, to generate funds for the organization.
Mahika is also the international goodwill ambassador and patron of many charity organizations devoted to supporting Rape victims and poor children around the world, particularly in India. She is also working for the state to develop the state’s culture and tradition.